In the monsoon season, Udaipur transforms into a captivating oasis of natural beauty. The Aravalli hills surrounding the city come alive with vibrant greenery, showcasing nature's abundant generosity. Recognizing this picturesque ambiance, the Forest Department has diligently made arrangements to cater to the needs of nature enthusiasts. Starting next week, the department will be organizing eco-tours to a captivating destination, ensuring a delightful experience for those who appreciate the wonders of nature.
The tour itinerary will include several eco sites: Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary, Sita Mata Sanctuary, Jakham Dam, Goram Ghat, Phulwari Ki Nal Sanctuary, and Bheel Beri Waterfall. To facilitate the visits to these places, the Forest Department will provide a tour guide. Raj Kumar Jain, Chief Conservator of the Forest Department, Udaipur, highlighted that many people inquire about eco sites in Udaipur but lack knowledge about how to reach these locations. Therefore, the Forest Department has initiated these efforts to assist nature enthusiasts in accessing these sites by providing travel facilities.
Furthermore, Jain mentioned that bus bookings will be arranged on a first-come, first-served basis. Each bus can accommodate up to 50 passengers. Additionally, this year, the Forest Department is considering arranging trips to Jawai Dam, which now falls under Pali, if there is sufficient interest from the public. Rest assured, every aspect of the trip, including transportation, breakfast, and meals, will be meticulously taken care of by the department. All city residents need to do is secure their tickets and eagerly await the fare rates, which will be announced within the next few days.
According to Raj Kumar Jain, Chief Conservator of Forest Department, it has been an annual tradition for the department to guide tourists to eco-destinations allowing them to immerse themselves in the wonders of wildlife, flora, and local folk culture. "The primary objective of these excursions is to foster awareness about the significance of wildlife and forests. For numerous individuals seeking solace away from the clamor of urban life, this trip organized by the department is akin to an exhilarating adventure." - he added.
From refreshing tea and breakfast to satisfying meals, every aspect of sustenance during the trip has been entrusted to local individuals, ensuring their active involvement and providing employment opportunities within the community.
The Forest Department's initiative to organize eco-tours to these destinations reflects their commitment to providing an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts. By venturing into the serene beauty of these destinations, participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the wonders of wildlife, flora, and local culture. These eco-tours not only offer a chance to escape the noise of city life but also serve as a means to raise awareness about wildlife and forest conservation.